Christopher Jon Bjerknes
NATO has to prepare to attack Russia from several angles at once with overwhelming force. Simply mobilizing these troops will oblige Russia to divide and weaken its forces and will confuse Russia's logistics.
It is madness to allow Russia to concentrate it forces to target a weak nation without opposition. Allowing Russia to take the Ukraine, would permit the Soviets to flank NATO forces and sweep across from below and above to retake former Soviet nations now in NATO.
NATO should mobilize forces to prepare to destroy or capture Russia's energy reserves and ports, and to quickly pinch off and split any further Russian incursion into Europe. The time to do this is now.
It is also imperative for NATO to destroy as much Russian armor, artillery, naval vessels and aircraft as possible in the Ukraine should Russia invade further into the sovereign nation. Kill big expensive machines and you will kill the Russian military and economy. This will lighten NATO's load in future battles, and it will hurt Russian morale and the Russian economy. Turn the Ukraine into another Afghanistan for the Russkies and tie them up there as you prepare to destroy them elsewhere.
Hit the Russian economy as hard as you can as fast as you can to turn the Russian People against their government. Use the press to deter all investment in Russia.
The Congress must address Putin's many years long propaganda war on the USA and on our currency. The Congress must acknowledge and counter Russia's many years long war on America. Americans have to be prepped for the fight, which the Russians have been waging on us since 1917.